1 It was so dark under the spruces that he could barely see the shape of her head beside his shoulder.
2 Ethan felt confusedly that there were many things he ought to think about, but through his tingling veins and tired brain only one sensation throbbed: the warmth of Mattie's shoulder against his.
3 She was silent, but he felt a slight tremor in the shoulder against his.
4 She went quietly down the front steps, looking carefully over her shoulder to make sure Mammy was not observing her from the upstairs windows.
5 He had come forward to welcome her when she came into the back garden, but Melanie had been on his arm then, Melanie who hardly came up to his shoulder.
6 She cried until Charles climbed into bed beside her and tried to comfort her, cried without words until no more tears would come and at last she lay sobbing quietly on his shoulder.
7 And the black crepe veil on her bonnet had to reach to her knees, and only after three years of widowhood could it be shortened to shoulder length.
8 Melanie patted her shoulder and Pittypat tiptoed heavily about the room pulling down the shades.
9 Just through the shoulder, said Mrs. Merriwether briskly.
10 Maybelle collapsed with blushes against Fanny's shoulder and the two girls hid their faces in each other's necks and giggled, as other voices began calling other names, other amounts of money.
11 Stuart had it in the knee and a minie ball went through Brent's shoulder.
12 Aunt Pitty was heaving and sighing on her shoulder and, with small ceremony, Scarlett pushed her over into a corner of the carriage and continued her reading.
13 "Why, he'll be back in no time," said the doctor, throwing an arm over Carey's shoulder.
14 He had been silent since supper and had sat in the twilight listening to the war talk with a down-twisted mouth, holding the sleeping child against his shoulder.
15 Shoulder to shoulder with their elders came the young boys, none of them looking over sixteen.